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Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:00 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

By volunteering in a physical therapy clinic in Yucatan, Mexico, Mariah was able to build her professional resume while improving her Spanish language skills and experiencing the color and warmth of the Mexican people. In a children’s health clinic, Mariah shadowed a professional physical therapist and provided a crucial service for members of the local community.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 13:20 in Top Tips, Finding Work

In recent years, the communication landscape has changed drastically. Information and opportunities from around the world are now accessible from almost any household or dorm room, and this fact has completely transformed the international job search process.

Social Media for Career Success outlines the importance of developing a strong online presence before your hunt for opportunities even begins, and the section will also give you detailed advice about how and where and how to get involved in the ever-evolving world of social media.

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Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Omar opted to spend his study abroad semester in Valencia, Spain – a mid-sized city in which he could learn Spanish, soak up the culture and plan side trips to North Africa and other areas of Europe. Omar gives an evocative account of cross-cultural euphoria, the pleasures of language learning abroad, the joys of Spanish cuisine and the first steps towards building an international career.

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Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:00 in MyWorldBuzz, In the News

Are you trying to promote MyWorldAbroad to students? How about tapping into your social media streams as a way of getting the word out? We're delighted to have fully revamped our Global Nudge Social Media Mini Campaigns. Our five mini campaigns are quick and easy to implement, and they'll help you promote student engagement with MyWorldAbroad. We have added new content and a list of 38 Quick Guides for the go abroad cycle (for before, during and after time spent abroad). Visit our Global Nudge Social Media page for all our social media options (view), or go directly to the Mini Campaigns ... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 19:00 in Top Tips, International Skills

Are you seeing your potential life abroad through rose-colored glasses? Thinking realistically about your upcoming adventure will help you enjoy and appreciate your time overseas even more, and can potentially help you add career value to your travels. The main MyWorld site offers multiple articles dispelling some of the most commonly-circulated myths about living and working abroad. Check out a few of the key tips from the section: 

Top Tips Not everything abroad is interesting: When you move abroad, you'll certainly be engaging with another culture and learning a lot, but work is... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 05:06 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

As an undergrad, Mara passed up a chance to study abroad, feeling she wasn’t ready to travel. But when she was offered an opportunity to intern in Panama City as part of a post-graduate certificate in project management, she knew she couldn’t turn it down! Read Mara’s reflections on cross-cultural professionalism, Panamanian culture and the importance of perseverance when pursuing a placement abroad.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:10 in Top Tips, Working Vacations, Work Abroad

To most people, the term “working vacation” simply means traveling while taking low-skilled jobs to pay their way. This is a great way of getting around, but here at MyWorldAbroad, we also promote taking a professional approach to the working vacation! If you hop on a plane and travel the world, you’ll have a fantastic short-term experience, but when you travel, you have an opportunity to develop as an individual and as an international professional. The tips in this section will help you make the most of your time abroad.

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Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 - 15:52 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

A few years ago, Cindy left a job in Canada to travel to Shanghai for an internship with CRCC Asia. As an avid blogger and aspiring businesswoman, she threw herself into the internship experience, and into the culture of her host country. Read her story to find out how the experience changed her life, and helped her to build crucial cross-cultural and career skills. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Friday, November 15, 2019 - 09:11 in In the News, Language Learning

Building your capacity in two or more foreign languages adds an important dimension to your international experience. Not only will the process of learning the languages likely put you in direct contact with foreign cultures, but having the language skills will prove to potential employers that you are committed to working in a cross-cultural environment. Check out the Language Learning and International Careers Quick Guide.

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Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:20 in Top Tips, The Professions

With more than 1.6 million civilian employees, the US Government is the largest employer in the country. There are many ways to build internationally-oriented careers within the governmental system; and in the US Government section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users), we outline five possible career focuses: international affairs, development, intelligence, trade and the military. Applying to government jobs is different than the private sector. The tips below will help provide some insight to the recruitment process.

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